'Star Trek' Legend Nichelle Nichols Remembers How Martin Luther King Jr. Convinced Her To Stay On The Show
The civil rights leader was a "Trek" fan, and he surprised her backstage and moved her to reconsider and stick it out.
First Lady of Outer Space (and much more) Nichelle Nichols has beamed down to San Diego Comic Con this week, surprising us all with her smashing new single, "Fly Me to the Moon." The grand dame of sci-fi, who originated the role of Lieutenant Uhura on the original series of Star Trek 50 years ago, arrived Wednesday night to grace the world première extravaganza of Star Trek Beyond.
It is absolutely undeniable that media, even fictional, can shape our perceptions of reality, of ourselves, and of our futures. And if you think that non-heterosexual, non-white, non-male people and their aspirations and equality in society matter, then feminism is incredibly important for media.
"Hell or high water wasn't going to stop me. Only Dr. King did."
Nichelle Nichols, best known as Lieutenant Uhura in "Star Trek," was rushed to the hospital in Los Angeles on Wednesday night
There was some heartening news over the holidays for those of us who are longtime Star Trek fans. And there was some alarming news, none of which has been mitigated since.
Somewhere in the mix, Adam's adviser Michael Mazzola pulls me aside and fills in some details. The unassuming Adam is a pretty
On Monday the 10th, to great fanfare, Walter Koenig received his long-overdue star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. People love Walter. He summons, let us say, hearty conviviality.
Okay, so I'm sitting with a legend. Nichelle Nichols is the coolest sentient being in the universe. Yep, Lieutenant Uhura from the original Star Trek.
President Obama flashed the Vulcan salute when Nichelle Nichols paid him a visit at the White House. The 'Star Trek' legend
Nichelle Nichols On TV's First Interracial Kiss And Her Encounter With 'Trekkie' Dr. Martin Luther King
In the end, NBC executives decided to leave it in the episode, and thus was born the famous first interracial kiss on television
Then came a meeting in a studio with Roddenberry, and the rest is history. In the most recent iteration of the franchise
Love is in the air-conditioning at the biggest "Star Trek" convention in the whole world. I am in hot-hot-hot Las Vegas, Nev., which is pretty darned weird, and having one of my greatest weekends ever.
Hollywood will not have put down its racial baggage until it permanently moves away from flaunting the "racial" formulas and themes which garner the biggest bang for their buck.
Any science-fiction movie is predicated at least a little on the suspension of disbelief. But then there are points where